Miss New Bedford Pageant Seeks Contestants – $3,000 Scholarship Prize



The Miss New Bedford pageant is seeking contestants from the Greater New Bedford area for its 62nd annual pageant to be held on Saturday September 27.

The Miss New Bedford pageant is the premier provider of scholarships for young women in the Greater New Bedford area and will award roughly $10,000 in scholarship monies at this year’s pageant. The winner will receive a $3,500 scholarship in addition to both runners-up and top scoring contestants. The Miss New Bedford pageant is also an official preliminary to the Miss Massachusetts and Miss America pageants where more scholarship monies can be earned.

The reigning Miss New Bedford 2014 is Jillian Zucco. Jillian is a 21-year-old Junior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she studies Nursing. She has devoted her year of service to promoting volunteerism throughout Greater New Bedford with her platform, “Choose a Cause, Make a Difference.”

Contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24 and must live, work, or attend school in the Greater New Bedford area (Acushnet, Assonet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, and Rochester).

An information session will be held on Thursday August 14th at 6:30 PM at the Cheryl McCormack Academy of Dance located at 731 Tarkiln Hill Road, New Bedford. Attendance does not obligate competing, however interested contestants are required to attend. If this date does not work, we encourage contestants to contact us to discuss a secondary date.

To register for the August 14th information session, email info@missnewbedford.org or call (508) 971-9564. You may also visit www.MissNewBedford.org or find Miss New Bedford on Facebook.

About Ashley Bendiksen

Proud Southcoast, seaside native; Advocate for women's empowerment, leadership and success with special interest and expertise in writing, social media, PR, and communications; Lover of books, life, and all things fabulous.

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